Mike, Mark, I agree 100% on the duck under. The only reason I'm considering it is that I'm short lol Just under 5'8''. So its not that hard for me to get under 49 or so inches. Still all in the maybe stage. Did make a template last night. Bridge will be in an S turn. It would look cool but which would be the bigger PITA. A lift/swing gate that has to be moved all the time, and my silly self could maybe forget to close. Or ducking under...
Edit. Note that Ive "ducked under" around 38.5 inches about 100 times over the last week! Lots of good exercise lol
Sounds good, Jim!! As long as you have thought it all through and tested ducking under, which you have! I'ld like to see the bridge you build anyway!!!